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  1. DOG BITE SAFETY TIPS For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  2. WHY SHOULD I BE CONCERNED ABOUT DOG BITES? For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  3. Nearly 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. • The rate of dog bite-related injuries is highest for those ages 5 to 9 years. For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  4. About 885,000 require medical attention for dog bite-related injuries. • In 2012, more than 27,000 people underwent reconstructive surgery as a result of being bitten by dogs. For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  5. HOW CAN DOG BITES BE PREVENTED? For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  6. Any dog of any breed has the potential to bite. Dog bites are a largely preventable public health problem, see the following suggestions for protecting your family. For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  7. Dogs with histories of aggression are not suitable for households with children. • Spend time with a dog before buying or adopting it. Use caution when bringing a dog into a household with an infant or toddler. • Spay/neuter your dog (this often reduces aggressive tendencies). For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  8. Don’t play aggressive games with your dog (e.g. wrestling). • Properly socialize and train any dog entering your household. Teach the submissive behaviours. • Immediately seek professional advice if the dog develops aggressive or undesirable behaviours. For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  9. BASIC SAFETY TIPS FOR CHILDREN For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  10. Don’t approach an unfamiliar dog. • Don’t run from a dog or scream. • Remain motionless when approached by an unfamiliar dog. • Don’t play with a dog unless supervised by an adult. • Don’t disturb a dog that is sleeping, eating, or caring for puppies. For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.

  11. REFERENCES • http://thumbnails-visually.netdna-ssl.com/dog-bite-safety-tips_53879d7db6a78_w1500.png • http://www.petplan.com.au/pet_products_insurance/dog-insurance For more information about Petplan visit www.petplan.com.au or get social with us online.